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    Default Is There Another Way To End a Casual Business Email other than "Thanks"?

    I think its so weird.

    Like when you write:

    " Ive attached the analysis of xyz. Thanks"

    like why the heck do u say thanks if u are sending someone something for them? i mean, what are u thankful for? for them receiving ur work?

    I mean, yeah i guess it is somewhat polite, but isn't there another way to do that without saying something so weird and unappropriate?

    does anyone else do something different?

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    I work for editors who were only saying it in emails to me if they had something specific to thank ME for, so I started switching it up too. Sometimes I say "Enjoy your day." If I'm writing to one particular editor who was a friend first, I feel a bit more liberty to say things like "Back to the mines," "Donning the shackles again," and silly stuff like that. I will do that with other editors too if I feel I have that rapport with them but I am cautious about seeming unprofessional.
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    I guess it depends how formal, but I almost always just sign my first name, as do my email correspondents. Don't really feel the need for more, unless I can thank them for something (like sending me work, hah).

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    I wouldn't read too much into the word "thanks," it's a lot like saying "what's up?" when you'd walk across a college campus even if you don't particularly know someone -- just an indicator of politeness. You're just trying to convey your attitude towards the professional relationship, regardless of the word(s) you use.

    Other things might work for you as well.

    (Tacitly, though, I usually mean "Thanks for working with me on this" or some other permutation.)
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    I just end my emails with my name.

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    I had a bunch of files that needed to be pushed out onto our live sites by our IT director (the most anal uptight man I have ever had the misfortune to work with). The email said:

    "Hey Don,
    I've attached the files, could you please push them when you have a minute?

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Gabe"

    He hasn't spoken to me or replied since yesterday. I love it.

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    Hey SP, since when are you a real SP? Welcome to the dark side.

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    Pretty much since my girlfriend got into MBTI and told me there was no way I was an N. I still skirt the line though. I think that's why I am able to use phrases like "Hugs and Kisses" in emails now, so it isn't all bad

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